6 Days, 500km, Unsupported, Non-Stop. Body and mind against the unknown, the elements and mother nature. It requires focus, attention to detail, staying calm and a super strong mind!
There will be times of exhaustion, times of making navigational mistakes, times when things don’t go according to plan. That is when the training of the mind needs to kick in, allowing patience to settle in, overriding the need for daily comforts and routine, stepping back, re-assessing circumstances, making peace with them and recalibrating.
In battle, whether in real war or in the wars we fight in business and politics, we cannot always control what happens to us, we can only control how we react and respond.
In June these principles become very real for the 75 odd Freedom and Race to Rhodes participants. Whether going for a win, a record or simply a finish, everyone will have to conquer their personal demons and insecurities in order to get to the finish line.
Good luck everyone and enjoy the blessing of having the physical and mental means to be able to participate!